Dive-Dive is a really nice guy, eager to help and dedicated to the Guardians' mission. Unfortunately, for some reason the Modifier assigned him a submarine mode when the planet GoBotron has virtually no standing water. As a result, Dive-Dive lives for the times when his duty rotation brings him to Earth and he can lend his genuinely impressive nautical skills to the cause in a much more accommodating environment.
Challenge of the GoBots cartoon
Dive-Dive, Dozer, and Mach-3 operated Command Center 14 when they encountered Cy-Kill. Their ship was destroyed, but with the help of Command Center 6's crew, they managed to capture Cy-Kill and escort him to the Prison Moon of Gobotron.
Dive-Dive joined Leader-1 and Man-O-War in touring Charybdis Labs, an underwater research facility. The Renegades conducted a raid on the lab, and Dive-Dive engaged Scorp in undersea combat. When Cy-Kill blew the base's power storage, however, Scylla-Waves radiated from the facility and into the nearby sea life. A pod of dolphins and whales surrounded the GoBots, communicating with them telepathically thanks to the Scylla-Waves, and ordering the "surface-dwellers" from the oceans. Cy-Kill manipulated the lead whale, Leviathan, into joining him in an alliance, the Guardians were forced to flee with their human allies safely aboard Dive-Dive.
As the sea creatures joined the Renegades in assaulting the surface world, Scooter and Anya Turgenova came up with a way to alter the Scylla-Waves to prevent Cy-Kill from lying further to the marine life. Dive-Dive escorted them back to Charybdis Labs to get the necessary equipment, beneath a hologram of Scooter's disguising him as a whale. Scooter and Anya's work with the Scylla-Waves was successful, and Cy-Kill accidentally foiled his own plans by telling Leviathan exactly what he intended to do with the Earth.
When the Guardian convoy came under attack by space pirates allied with Cy-Kill, Dive-Dive joined Leader-1's command team to confront the pirates. Using Scooter's holograms, the Guardians hid in the next convoy when it was seized by the pirates. At the pirate fortress, Dive-Dive and Leader-1 met with Greenbeard, but Cy-Kill and Crasher framed Leader-1 for trying to attack the pirate king with a knife, breaking the rules of parlay. Dive-Dive and Leader-1 were sentenced to death, by Dive-Dive stalled by asking Greenbeard to describe the most beautiful ocean he'd ever seen. This gave Scooter and Turbo time to uncover proof of Cy-Kill's treachery, and the Renegade-pirate alliance was broken.
"Echoes and Fragments"
As Sideways and Gong played with mixing universal streams, the Decepticons staged an all-out assault on Template:Autobot City (G1) on Earth. Dive-Dive was seriously injured and perhaps killed in combat with the Seeker, Dirge.
- Dive-Dive (GoBots, 1984)
- Friendly Robot Submarine
- ID number: 15
- A repackaged import of the Machine Robo Submarine Robo toy, Dive-Dive converts from robot to a Los Angeles class nuclear submarine.
- Submarine Man (Machine Men, 1983/1984)
- Friendly Robot (1984)
- ID Number: 21
- The third toy from the fourth wave of figures, Submarine Man was released by Bandai Australia in 1983. He remained identical to the original Submarine Robo toy, albeit packaged on a blue backing card.
- In 1984, the figure was re-released with his GoBots name and faction on a new black backing card depicting a yellow-tinted alien landscape.